How to install additional packages in ROS on Raspberry Pi

asked 2019-10-11 02:56:57 -0600

Maagtablet gravatar image

updated 2019-10-11 03:09:31 -0600


I installed ROS Kinetic on my Rapsberry Pi 3B following this tutorial (

Now i need to add some ROS packages like for example Rviz. Normally i can do that with sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-rviz but i cant use apt-get.

Is there another way to install those packages? Like cloning them fom Git and than make them myself?

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Yes you can directly clone and compile the packages yourself.

But if apt is not available, you might not be able to use rosdep to install dependencies.

Which part of the tutorial did you followed ? Did you installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04, install directly from the SD Card Image or followed the tutorial page until the end (Source install) ?

Also, what is the output of the command cat /etc/os-release ?

lmathieu gravatar image lmathieu  ( 2019-10-11 08:08:47 -0600 )edit